November 25

How the hell did it snow Down Under?



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How the hell did it snow Down Under?

We do get snow in Australia, just not in summer, so we’re “cheating” a little here, but this is why we have Second Life, isn’t it?

Even though Australia is blessed with a nice weather almost all the time,  the Australian Alps which consist of the states of Victoria, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania get snow during winter (June to August).

Check out “Fun ways to experience Australia’s snow season

Being French, I’ve experienced white Christmas. Then I moved to London where there is even more snow than in my French hometown.  When my first Christmas in Australia came, I felt the extreme heat and wanting to lounge around the pool, or walk to the beach. No Christmas spirit. Until I went to the US and saw the snow again. It was February, but it felt as if it was Christmas.

That’s why I decided to remove my skybox to rez a snow cottage instead. I wanted to experience the cold and the snow in my Second Life. And as it wasn’t working exactly as planned, I ended up with a sim wide winter platform which was embraced by current tenants.

How the hell did it snow Down Under?
Some of the homes tenants have rezzed for their winter above the beach.

As a tenant on  Koala Beach, you can now have both: beaches on the ground and a winter hideout high above.

We have also set up a public hangout where you can enjoy eggnog, hot cocoa, play games or enjoy ice skating. Koala Beach members can TP directly with this Taxi while other guests can TP from the landing zone and other obvious spots set up around the region.

Check this link for rentals availability.

At this stage, I said it was a temporary platform, but I wouldn’t mind having a bit of rain after the snow… so it looks like the sim wide platform will stay but the weather might change. What do you think?

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